Nick Tammaro’s Aqueduct Analysis – Friday, February 18, 2022

AQUEDUCT – 2/18/22

RACE 1: 3-6-4-2

The barn from which #3 AFILADA hails has recently been on fire and this one looks to have found the right field to clear the maiden ranks.  She has enough speed to be a factor from the start and will likely be a heavy favorite barring one of the first timers having ability.

RACE 2: 4-1-2-3

#4 TO A T came up to NY by way of Florida and wound up racing wide and against the grain of the surface last time out.  This is a weaker spot class-wise and with a fairer strip she figures to enjoy a better trip.

RACE 3: 2-1-6-5

#2 THEGODDESSOFSNAKES returns off a layoff after enduring a bit of a wide trip last time out on a sloppy surface.  The rail was the place to be that day and she had the worst of it being outside.  Improvement is expected here.

RACE 4: 5-1-3-6

#5 FREE ENTERPRISE gets the aggressive riding bug boy astride today and he will keep this one forwardly placed.  He has run well on wet tracks before and should fit this race nicely from a class perspective to boot.  This is a competitive field and should be appealing wagering-wise.

RACE 5: 2-6-5-1

Dropping in class and getting to be treated with Lasix again should do it for #2 ICE PRINCESS.  She has knocked heads with better on multiple occasions and should get a fair setup today from just off the pace.  All signs point to her being very tough to beat.

RACE 6: 6-3-5-1

#6 BIG CASTLE was just wide enough last time out for it to be problematic, and he raced on one of the more biased surfaces of the winter.  More racing luck is due to go his way today and he figures to be in stalk and pounce range from the start.  This barn picked up a nice win here last week.

RACE 7: 7-4-1-6

#7 KHALI MAGIC is interesting entering off a win earned in impressive fashion.  The main players in this race have knocks given that their most recent wins were earned via ideal circumstances.  Things should set up pace-wise for this veteran as well.

RACE 8: 2-4-7-6

#2 ALITE has been in the wrong paths in two straight starts and is a candidate to improve here, even as a lifetime maiden.  He has improved since moving down to the bottom levels and is a threat today at a square price.









































































































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